President's Message - June 2024

“When they go low, we go high!”

— Michelle Obama, lawyer, author and former first lady

Jeannine Taylor

WLALA President 2023-2024



As we reach our halfway point of the calendar year, I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to WLALA’s board, allies, and sponsors, for championing our theme of Justice, Faith, and Power through our programming. In May, we showcased our unwavering commitment to these values:

  • Justice: Our Litigator’s Forum Panel outlined a roadmap for protecting reproductive rights and enhancing reproductive justice.
  • Faith: The “No Regrets, No Limits” program inspired participants to maintain faith in their capabilities and pursue their biggest goals.
  • Power: Our Meet and Greet with Chief Judge Dolly Gee honored an icon of power, humility, and persistence.


Our fundraising and programming successes are undoubtedly attributable to the support of our partnering bar associations. We thank each of OUR CO-SPONSORING BAR ASSOCIATIONS for your trust in WLALA and are grateful for your shared commitment to promoting the full participation of women lawyers and judges in the legal profession:

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
  • California Asian Pacific American Judges Association
  • Japanese American Bar Association
  • Korean American Bar Association
  • Korean Community Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association
  • Multi-Cultural Bar Association
  • Philippine American Bar Association
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Thai American Bar Association
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California


The collective strength of collaborating with our sister bars was reflected in this year’s Food From the Bar campaign, increasing our volunteer count four fold, from 13 to 48 (let’s hit triple digits next year!) We look forward to continuing annual partnerships with our sister bars, including:

  • New Bar Member Swearing-In Ceremony
  • Women’s HerStory Month Fundraiser
  • Food From the Bar Volunteer Day


For those looking to deepen their involvement with WLALA, don’t worry, there’s still time! Our marquee scholarship and fellowship fundraising event, WLALAPalooza, will feature a mariachi band, aerial artists, and a champagne-serving gown inspired by “Bridgerton.” We also have our second annual fundraiser at Fuego for the Long Beach LGBTQ Center. Sponsorships are still available, and we welcome collaboration from all allies and partners.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact us at and thank you for your continued support!

In your service,

Jeannine Taylor
President, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles